The Rock | Bay of Islads Adventure Cruise

The Rock Overnight Cruise


An overnight cruise of the Bay of Islands - with a difference


The Rock Classic Overnight Cruise is a tour of the Bay of Islands with loads of fun activities such as target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, snorkeling, collecting seafood, island exploring, informative chats with our knowledgeable crew and more.

Accommodation in shared cabins, all activities, buffet dinner, breakfast and lunch included. Cabins can be upgraded to private cabins and you can do this when you book online. 

Note: A child is aged 2-11yrs. 

  • Day 1

    Start: 5:00 pm, END: 7pm (approx)

    We depart at 5 pm from the Paihia Wharf, after settling into your sea view cabin you are welcome to grab a drink and enjoy the cruise out to the islands. Give target shooting a go as we cruise through the Bay of Islands, take a chance at a game of pool or relax and get to know your fellow travellers.

  • Day 1

    Start: 7pm (approx), END: 9pm (approx)

    Once on anchor in a sheltered bay we'll do a spot of dusk fishing. A healthy snapper baked on the barbecue is a welcome addition to an already delicious buffet dinner (subject to guest's fishing ability, of course!). We sit down to dinner as the sun sets over the islands. The perfect time to swap fishing tales, travel stories and get to know the crew.

  • Day 1

    Start: 9pm (approx), END: Up to You

    Now you can choose to go night kayaking (and we highly recommend you do!) to marvel in the phosphorescence (some call it "fairy dust") and lie back for a star-gazing session - your guide will point out the major constellations, planets and galaxies. Keep your ears open for the sound of Kiwi calling.  If you're still up for action, you can jump in the sea for a night swim before settling in for a drink by the fire.

  • Day 2

    Start: 8am, END: 9am (approx)

    Sunrise at sea is spectacular - you can watch it from your bed if you're not an early bird! The breakfast bell goes at 8am. We serve a traditional kiwi breakfast and then haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the islands. If you're up early enough, you might even get a chance for a quick wake-up swim with the crew.

  • Day 2

    Start: 9am (approx), END: 10.30am (approx)

    After we weigh anchor it's off for a short cruise to our snorkelling spot for the day. Snapper, Blue Mao Mao, Stingrays, Sand Dagger Wrasse, Leather jackets plus more are all likely to join us as we explore the underwater world.  If conditions allow, we'll gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home (along with the unique experience of eating sea urchins raw if you're brave enough).

  • Day 2

    Start: 10.30am (approx), END: 1pm (approx)

    A further cruise through the islands will take us to our Island for that day. Kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, trekking across islands enjoying stunning vantage points are all on offer. Don't forget to join your guide for the walk to the viewpoint. Along the way they will point out our local birdlife, flora & fauna and share the stories of the Bay of Islands. You will have time to enjoy the remote beaches - perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball.

  • Day 2

    Start: 1pm (approx), END: 3pm

    On the homeward cruise, we'll enjoy our lunch including those mussels (if you managed to gather some), freshly steamed, and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life...hopefully we'll even see dolphins! We arrive back at Paihia wharf at approximately 3pm.


  • Double Cabin

    Private and Spacious

    Accommodation in a private cabin with one double bed and one single bunk bed, all activities, buffet dinner, breakfast and lunch included. Suitable for up to 3 people.

  • Family Cabin

    Private with room for the whole Family

    Accommodation in a private cabin with one double bed and three single bunk bed, all activities, buffet dinner, breakfast and lunch included. Suitable for up to 5 people.

  • Group Cabin

    Room for all our your Crew

    Accommodation in a private cabin with six single bunk bed, all activities, buffet dinner, breakfast and lunch included. Suitable for up to 6 people.

  • Classic Shared Bunk

    Share with Like Minded Travellers

    Your accommodation is in a shared cabin with up to six single bunk beds. You will be booking one bed in this cabin and sharing with other like-minded travellers. All activities, buffet dinner, breakfast and lunch included. Suitable for up to 1 person.


Activities & Highlights

  • Kayaking
  • See Phosphorescence
  • Pool
  • Fishing
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Snorkeling
  • Packed Lunch
  • Island Expedition
  • Beach Games
  • Licensed Bar
  • Try Fresh Seafood

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Adult: NZ $228.00 Child: NZ $228.00

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